Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. – Abraham LincolnIt looks this Saturday (May 27, 2017) is the day for sailing to Bermuda. We have been monitoring the weather. Our plan is to the Atlantic Islands: Bermuda (June) – Azores (July) – Portugal (August) – Madeira (September) – Canaries (October) – Cape Verde (November) – St. Martin (December) – Puerto Rico (January 2018) – Panama Canal (February 2018).
The first destination (Bermuda) is about 700 miles away. It will be about 5-6 days of sailing. We were told there are too many boats in Bermuda because it is hosting “America’s Cup Sailing Races” at this moment. In addition, there are other sailing races from the USA to Bermuda in June, especially in odd years. No problem! Like any adventure, we will deal with each situation when it arises.
For this trip, we think it is necessary to carry ‘Boat Insurance’. John hired a boat surveyor for inspection. The surveyor was amazed by the condition of the boat and told John ‘The boat is in excellent condition’. The surveyor’s comment didn’t surprise me at all because the preparation work for this trip was countless. All said and done, we know we did as much as we can. The rest depends… We want to be better to be lucky than good at preparation. Wish us ‘Fair Winds and Following Seas!’